8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter

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Workman Pub., 2002 - Family & Relationships - 316 pages
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Fathers may suspect it's not easy for their daughters to become women, but those same daughters have no idea how hard it is for fathers to stand by and watch. According to W. Bruce Cameron, "Having a child mutate into a teenager is a bit like being an airline passenger who must suddenly take over for a stricken pilot and land the plane. And in this case, the passengers are all yelling, 'I hate you! I hate you!' and slamming the door to the cockpit."

Cameron has two daughters, so he is doubly aware that raising teenage girls is well, impossible. He's been through braces (the most expensive metal on earth), kissing (do they have to use their lips?), teen "logic" ("I asked if I could go out with Lindsey and you said no, so I went out with Courtney"), and, of course, dating, which leads to the 8 Simple Rules. (Rule #1: if you pull into my driveway and honk, you'd better be delivering a package, because you're sure as heck not picking anything up.)

If your little girl has moved out and a teenager has taken her place, this book will help you do something you probably thought was not possible in your situation: laugh.

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User Review  - carterchristian1 - LibraryThing

Love it. Wish my granddaughter AND grandson would read it. Wonderful oneliners as "In my opinion a daughter's underwear has the same purpose as the police: to preserve and protect" And about underwear...Thong underwear is about as sensible as wearing a slingshot" Read full review

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W. Bruce Cameron was born in Petoskey, Michigan in 1960. He sold his first short story when he was 16 years old to The Kansas City Star and was paid $50.00. He graduated from Westminster College and became a freelance writer. He eventually took a string of day jobs to support his writing habit including driving an ambulance; repossessing cars; selling life insurance, wine making equipment, and men's clothing; programming computers, and analyzing financial statements. In 1995, he started an on-line Internet column, which became successful. He showed his columns to the Rocky Mountain News and in 1998 they began featuring him weekly in their Home Front section. He turned his "8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teenage Daughter" column into a book, which was published in 2001 and was turned into a hit television show in 2002. His other works include How to Remodel a Man, 8 Simple Rules for Marrying My Daughter, A Dog's Purpose, A Dog's Journey, and The Dogs of Christmas.

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